“Sigmund Freud said, ‘Dreams mean much more than you understand. What you say consciously is censored, your mind is always screening; what to say, what not to say, how to present yourself, to present the best side of your being. In a dream you are more relaxed. Asleep you are more truthful. Strange… your dreams are truer than you are.’
Dreams are tremendously significant. Take note of them; make a diary, note down your dreams. As you wake up in the morning, within three seconds you will start forgetting your dreams. So if you really want to remember them, the first thing as you wake up immediately catch hold of the tail of a dream – because it will be the tail. You will have to go backwards; first the tail, then the elephant. And you will be immensely enriched because this will make you understand your own unconscious, it will bring light to your unconscious. You will understand many things that you have been doing, but with no explanation of why you are doing them.
You have been falling in love with a certain type of person – why? Perhaps a dream may give you the secret. You have a certain disease again and again – why? Perhaps the dream may open up the secret.
Dream and remember the dream. Write it down, try to understand it, and it becomes a self-psychoanalysis. And there is no other psychoanalysis which is better than self-psychoanalysis, because if you are analyzed by somebody else, his mind comes in. He interprets it, and things become more complex.
Did you know that the unconscious and its repressed fragments go on affecting your conscious life? You go on doing the same stupid things again and again even though you decide not to do them. So use your dreams to understand yourself.”
“The Rajneesh Upanishad,” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), p.754-756.